Investment Application

To apply for investment please fill out the form below. Currently, the 501vc® Seed Fund typically invests between $100k and $300k in companies that are Pre-Seed through Series A and that are currently based in the broader Midwest. Once you provide the requested information, we will endeavor to provide an initial response within 2 to 3 weeks. If your startup passes through our initial screens, we will then reach out to you and initiate our formal due diligence process. This process takes, on average, about 8 weeks to complete.

If you have other questions please reach out to Dylan O'Reilly ( or you can learn more at

The current investment cycle is under evaluation. Applications received after September 9, 2019, will be in consideration for our next investment cycle which will kick off in the winter of 2020.

If you would like some guidance on what makes for a useful pitch deck, please click the link below for some tips on what we like to see. If you already have a pitch deck, great! No need to make any changes.
CET Investment Program Pitch Deck Resources